Suncorp And Confident Girls Foundation Launch Spirit Fund For Community Netball
he Confident Girls Foundation has partnered with the Suncorp Group to launch the Suncorp Spirit Fund, a community grants initiative with the goal of supporting Queensland netball clubs impacted by natural disasters.
The Spirit Fund will provide grants of up to $2,500 to netball clubs throughout Queensland that have been impacted by floods, fires, severe storms or cyclones, to help with rebuilding or restoring facilities, purchasing new equipment, or holding events to support grassroots netball.
Confident Girls Foundation CEO, Nadine Cohen, said the initiative will strengthen the role netball plays in uniting communities.
“Netball plays a critical role in bringing women and girls together, giving them the opportunity to learn, play and grow in a supportive environment,” Cohen said.
“Unfortunately, throughout Queensland too many of our netball clubs have been impacted by severe weather, storms, bushfires, floods and cyclones, and it prevents them from not only opening their doors, but from providing our girls with somewhere to go,” she said.
Suncorp CEO of Insurance Product and Portfolio, Lisa Harrison, said Queensland netball clubs are encouraged to get involved.
“At Suncorp, we’re incredibly passionate about supporting women and helping girls reach their potential and achieve their dreams, and netball provides the perfect platform to directly and positively impact the wellbeing of girls across the country,” Harrison said.
“The Suncorp Spirit Fund will empower local netball clubs impacted by natural disasters to rebuild, reopen and continue to support and encourage girls across the state to grow into confident, strong leaders of tomorrow,” she said.
Applications for the Spirit Fund are open now through to November 16 in an effort to support Queensland community netball clubs.
Since its formation in 2017, the Confident Girls Foundation, the official charity partner of Netball Australia, has supported 73,774 girls nationally, raising over $1.6 million.